How to Cover The Shoulder Pads with Fabric
Shoulder pads will help you to hide some disadvantages of your figure. Learn how to cover the foam shoulder pads with fabric.
Standart foam shoulder pad
In this post I show you a simple way how can to change the color of shoulder pads that are made from foam or other material.
Standard colors (black, white, gray, red, etc.) of shoulder pads are sometimes visible through the thin fabric a dress or blouse. In this case you need select a piece of thin fabric having similar color your dress.
Marking the contours a pad on fabric
The standard foam shoulder pads (or made of other materials) we will to cover with thin fabric.
Place foam shoulder pad in the corner of the fabric at an angle of 45 degrees.
Now begin to trace the contours of foam pad, as shown.
Turn it over and continue to draw the general outline of the fabric. Don't forget add the seam allowance 5/8" (15 mm).
Cut two equal pieces of fabric for pads
Cut two equal pieces of fabric. If you want you can make the pattern. The next time you will be able to cut the fabric easier, using the pattern.
How to cover shoulder pads with fabric
Now place one shoulder pad on the wrong side a fabric.
Fold the fabric, as shown.
Make a small fold on the inner side a fabric.
Pin both edges of the fabric with the foam pad inside.
The outer side of the shoulder pad.
Stitching a fabric around of shoulder pad
Next, sew around the curved edge of shoulder pad that is covered with fabric. The needle must pierce fabric and the edge of foam pad also, as shown.
Note: Don't forget remove the pins during the sewing.
In this photo you can see the inner side of renewed foam shoulder pad.
This is the outer side.
How to trim off the excess fabric
Trim off the excess fabric around the edge of updated pad.
At the last step you need serge the edge, as shown.
Now you can to fasten the shoulder pad to the shoulder line of your dress, blazer etc.
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